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Same as it ever was: Jake Arrieta takes the top of the Hero podium once again in Friday night's win.

Hey Jake, now that you've passed the plus-50 mark, what's next?
Hey Jake, now that you've passed the plus-50 mark, what's next?
Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

I must admit; I spent more time last night watching the score of the game between the Reds and the Pirates than I did watching the score of this game. Things looked pretty good in that game for a while before the Reds finally lost it in extra innings.

Perhaps they're not as big of fans of fruit as I thought. But that champagne offer was out there on the table, though.

Graphs for Game 160 (courtesy of Fangraphs):

Game 160 Chart 2015

Stats for Game 160:

Pitcher

IP

H

HR

ER

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

J Arrieta

6

2

0

0

0

7

0.73

.265

T Wood

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.12

.009

T Cahill

1.1

1

1

1

1

2

0.39

.008

C Edwards

0.2

1

0

0

0

1

0.04

.002

Total

9

4

1

1

1

10

0.54

.284

Batter

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

pLI

WPA

A Rizzo

4

2

2

1

3

1

1

0.7

.191

T La Stella

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0.9

.166

A Russell

3

2

2

0

0

1

0

0.55

.090

S Castro

5

0

2

0

1

0

1

0.38

.005

K Bryant

4

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.6

.003

D Fowler

3

0

1

0

1

1

1

0.93

.002

J Baez

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.02

-.001

C Denorfia

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.04

-.001

A Jackson

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.05

-.001

C Coghlan

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.08

-.002

M Montero

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.48

-.049

J Arrieta

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

-.090

K Schwarber

3

1

1

0

0

0

1

0.87

-.097

Total

36

6

10

1

6

4

9

0.63

.216

Writer's Note: The daily selections of the three Heroes and three Goats are based solely on the top three and bottom three WPA scores for the game. The selections are not based on my subjective opinion.

THE THREE HEROES:

  • Superhero - Jake Arrieta (.265). How's this for a crazy run; his last six podium appearances have been at the top of the Hero podium, as have 10 of his last 11. And that 11th appearance was on the second step.
  • Hero - Anthony Rizzo (.191). Compared to everyone else on the podium, his day seemed rather mundane with a sky-high homer and three driven in.
  • Sidekick - Tommy La Stella (.166). Almost had two doubles, but only needed one to take the final spot on Friday.

THE THREE GOATS: Once again there's a bump on the Goat podium as Arrieta's -.090 hitting is moved out.  That makes 40 bumps from the Goats this season and 44 bumps overall.

  • Billy Goat - Kyle Schwarber (-.097). Even a crazy play where Jean Segura makes a diving stop on a hard-hit grounder and then hits Dexter Fowler with the ball wasn't enough to offset his 3-6-3 double play.
  • Goat - Miguel Montero (-.049). Came close to a couple of hits on hard-hit balls, but one was right at Khris Davis and the other was thwarted by a great play by Scooter Gennett.
  • Kid - Chris Coghlan (-.002). Similar to Chris Denorfia a few games ago, he's just standing over by his locker trying to get changed after the game's over, looking a bit dumbfounded at the call to take the final podium spot. And somewhere Kris Bryant is just giggling at his luck on the dropped fly ball in the fifth that kept him from being here instead.
RANKINGS THROUGH GAME 160 ("x" indicates player not on active roster):
The mission is complete: Arrieta joins Rizzo as the second member of the plus-50 club.

Heroes

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Anthony Rizzo

17

27.5

11.5

117.5

Kris Bryant

17

19

9

98

Jake Arrieta

19.5

4

0.5

67

Dexter Fowler

11

6

17

62

Starlin Castro

7

9

13

52

Addison Russell

9

6.5

9.5

49.5

Miguel Montero

10.5

6.5

4

48.5

Jorge Soler

7

11

3

46

Chris Coghlan

8

5

10

44

Jon Lester

9

6

2

41

Kyle Schwarber

9

2

8

39

Jason Hammel

7

5

1

32

Hector Rondon

1

9

8.5

29.5

Kyle Hendricks

5

2

3

22

Travis Wood

2

6

3.5

21.5

Pedro Strop

2

2

10

20

Chris Denorfia

2

3

5.5

17.5

Tommy La Stella

3

3

1

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

5

2

15

Matt Szczur

2

2

2.5

12.5

Zac Rosscup

2

0

4.5

10.5

x-Jason Motte

0

2.5

5.5

10.5

Justin Grimm

0

2

6.5

10.5

Austin Jackson

2

1

1

9

x-James Russell

0

3

1.5

7.5

Dan Haren

1

2

0

7

Trevor Cahill

1

1

2

7

x-Junior Lake

1

1

1

6

Clayton Richard

1

0

3

6

Tsuyoshi Wada

1

1

0

5

x-Taylor Teagarden

1

1

0

5

x-Brian Schlitter

0

2

1

5

David Ross

0

1

2

4

x-Phil Coke

1

0

0.5

3.5

x-Edwin Jackson

0

1

1

3

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

1

0

2

x-Welington Castillo

0

1

0

2

Tommy Hunter

0

0

2

2

x-Mike Baxter

0

0

1.5

1.5

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

Yoervis Medina

0

0

1

1

Fernando Rodney

0

0

0.5

0.5

Goats

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Starlin Castro

11

12

15

72

Addison Russell

6

18

13

67

Jorge Soler

9

12

10

61

Dexter Fowler

9

11.5

10.5

60.5

Kris Bryant

9

11

9

58

Chris Coghlan

4

12

16.5

52.5

Anthony Rizzo

7

10

10

51

Miguel Montero

3

12

10

43

Kyle Hendricks

10

3

1

37

Kyle Schwarber

5

7

8

37

Jason Hammel

8

5

0

34

Pedro Strop

9

2

0.5

31.5

Justin Grimm

4

5

5

27

David Ross

3

4.5

7.5

25.5

Jon Lester

7

1

2

25

Hector Rondon

6

3

0

24

Chris Denorfia

3

3

8

23

Zac Rosscup

5

1

1

18

Jake Arrieta

5

0

1

16

Travis Wood

3

2

3

16

Jonathan Herrera

1

2.5

6.5

14.5

Dan Haren

3

1

2

13

Tsuyoshi Wada

4

0

0

12

Clayton Richard

1

4

1

12

Austin Jackson

2

2

1

11

x-Jason Motte

1

4

0

11

x-Brian Schlitter

3

0

1

10

Javier Baez

2

1

2

10

x-Edwin Jackson

2

1

0

8

x-Mike Baxter

2

1

0

8

Fernando Rodney

1

2

0

7

Tommy La Stella

1

1

2

7

x-Welington Castillo

1

1

2

7

x-Dallas Beeler

2

0

0

6

x-Rafael Soriano

2

0

0

6

Matt Szczur

0

1

4

6

Tommy Hunter

1

0.5

1.5

5.5

x-James Russell

1

1

0

5

x-Junior Lake

1

0

2

5

x-Mike Olt

1

0

1

4

x-Donn Roach

1

0

0

3

x-Gonzalez Germen

1

0

0

3

x-Phil Coke

0

1

1

3

Quintin Berry

0

1

0

2

Neil Ramirez

0

0

1

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

0

0

1

1

Overall

Hero

Goat

+/-

Anthony Rizzo

117.5

51

66.5

Jake Arrieta

67

16

51

Kris Bryant

98

58

40

Jon Lester

41

25

16

Tommy La Stella

16

7

9

Trevor Cahill

7

0

7

Matt Szczur

12.5

6

6.5

Miguel Montero

48.5

43

5.5

Hector Rondon

29.5

24

5.5

Travis Wood

21.5

16

5.5

x-Taylor Teagarden

5

0

5

x-James Russell

7.5

5

2.5

Kyle Schwarber

39

37

2

Dexter Fowler

62

60.5

1.5

x-Junior Lake

6

5

1

x-Arismendy Alcantara

2

1

1

Yoervis Medina

1

0

1

Jonathan Herrera

15

14.5

0.5

x-Phil Coke

3.5

3

0.5

Neil Ramirez

1

1

0

x-Jason Motte

10.5

11

-0.5

Jason Hammel

32

34

-2

Austin Jackson

9

11

-2

Quintin Berry

0

2

-2

x-Donn Roach

0

3

-3

x-Gonzalez Germen

0

3

-3

Tommy Hunter

2

5.5

-3.5

x-Mike Olt

0

4

-4

x-Brian Schlitter

5

10

-5

x-Edwin Jackson

3

8

-5

x-Welington Castillo

2

7

-5

Chris Denorfia

17.5

23

-5.5

Dan Haren

7

13

-6

Clayton Richard

6

12

-6

x-Dallas Beeler

0

6

-6

x-Rafael Soriano

0

6

-6

x-Mike Baxter

1.5

8

-6.5

Fernando Rodney

0.5

7

-6.5

Tsuyoshi Wada

5

12

-7

Zac Rosscup

10.5

18

-7.5

Chris Coghlan

44

52.5

-8.5

Javier Baez

0

10

-10

Pedro Strop

20

31.5

-11.5

Jorge Soler

46

61

-15

Kyle Hendricks

22

37

-15

Justin Grimm

10.5

27

-16.5

Addison Russell

49.5

67

-17.5

Starlin Castro

52

72

-20

David Ross

4

25.5

-21.5